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International Driver's License in Afghanistan: Drive Like a Local

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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP


Fill in the forms

Have your driver’s license and delivery address handy


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Upload pictures of your driver's license


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Wait for confirmation and you’re ready to go!

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Driving Rules in Afghanistan

The beauty of ancient civilization awaits. Visit the Blue Mosque and other historical landmarks in Afghanistan. It is best to drive your own car to explore this amazing country. Be prepared so you can enjoy your trip much more.

Important Reminders:

  • You drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.  Minimum rental age is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must.  Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free. 
  • Do not drink and drive.  
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas. 
  • Locals are notorious drivers. Take extra precaution.
  • Be sure to have first aid kit, reflective vest and early warning device in your car at all times.

Driving in the Winter

Afghanistan is a country in the Middle East, so there are no winter and rainy season. Be sure to have drinking water in your car at all times as the weather may get too hot and humid.

Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.

How do I get a international drivers license for Afghanistan?

To have the eligibility to drive in another foreign country using a motor vehicle from a car rental in another country, you need to have the required documents. One of these documents is called an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) which is a document that has been agreed on by the United Nations Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.

It is also a document that translates your driver’s license information into 12 of the widely used languages worldwide.

Our IDP is available in 165+ countries worldwide:

  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • Italy
  • Ukraine
  • Panama
  • Netherlands
  • Indonesia
  • Croatia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Brunei
  • Mauritania
  • Cameroon
  • Sudan
  • Nicaragua
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Comoros
  • Yemen
  • Slovenia
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Nepal
  • Mozambique
  • Dominica

It is relatively easy to get an International Driver’s License in Afghanistan. You only need to follow the next steps:

  1. Apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) by clicking the blue “Apply for IDP” to start your application.
  2. Answer the short IDP quiz.
  3. Prepare your valid driver’s license, a passport-sized photo, and a credit card.
  4. Fill out the application form according to what’s written on your valid driver’s license.
  5. Attach a copy of your valid driver’s license and your passport-sized photo.
  6. Input your credit card details to pay for the IDP fee.

Please note that we don’t provide a visa to enter countries requiring visas, so please get yours through the consulate or the country’s embassy before you apply.

What is a locally valid driving licence in Afghanistan?

Your home country driver’s license is accepted in the country as long as it is accompanied by an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). If you intend to drive in the country for more than three months, then you may have to obtain an Afghanistan Driver’s license.

Ready to check if an IDP is accepted in your destination?

Use the form and find out in seconds whether you need an international permit. Documents vary, based on the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic.

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